How to Prevent and Resolve Congregational Conflict

by Herb Miller. The Parish Paper, 2009.

This study-discussion guide provided by The Parish Paper offers solutions to internal conflicts and includes examples of how individuals can limit divisions.


procedures to help minimize fractures caused by differences in opinions, and a diagnostic list identifying various conflict levels

Best For

Christian or Jewish clergy, lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Discover a solution to internal friction by diagnosing which of the five conflict levels the congregation falls under.
  • Learn how to best resolve conflict by examining six various processes laid out in the book and tailoring solutions to the congregation's needs.

About the Contributor

Sandra Herron

Sandra Herron is the founding principal and owner of MiddlEdge, Inc., a management consultancy dedicated to helping congregations align their strategy, people, structure, and processes to achieve their vision. She is an experienced adult educator, trainer and facilitator in academic, community, corporate and ministry settings.

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